[Xapian-discuss] Xapian and Mediawiki?
charlie at juggler.net
Tue Jun 5 14:29:02 BST 2007
Richard Boulton wrote:
> John Pye wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has done any work on integrating Xapian with
>> I've been having trouble with the default MySQL-based search index built
>> in to Mediawiki and setting up their recommended Lucene.net solution
>> looks a bit arduous.
>> I see that some Moin-based wikis have adopted Xapian.
> There was a "google summer of code" project last summer which
> implemented a Xapian based search backend for MoinMoin, which is why
> that's happening. I don't know of anyone doing the same for Mediawiki
> though, unfortunately.
> It'd be lovely if someone were to implement a Xapian based search
> backend for Mediawiki. I'm playing with a dump of the wikipedia data
> for doing some performance tests at present, but that's not quite the
> same thing...
Yes, this would be great - we've never quite managed to get around to
doing a Wikipedia search using Xapian.
There's also Jimmy Wales' search-engine-for-the-masses project
(http://search.wikia.com/wiki/Search_Wikia) - I've suggested Xapian for
this but they seem more interested in Lucene. Lots of talk, little
action at the moment, but I believe they have servers.
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